• US jobless claims rise to 419,000 from a pandemic low

    3 days ago - By Boston Herald

    By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER
    WASHINGTON - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week from the lowest point of the pandemic, even as the job market appears to be rebounding on the strength of a reopened economy.
    The Labor Department said Thursday that jobless claims increased last week to 419,000, the most in two months, from 368,000 the previous week. The number of first-time applications, which generally tracks layoffs, has fallen steadily since topping 900,000 in early January.
    Economists characterized last week's increase as most likely a blip caused by some one-time...
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  • US jobless claims unexpectedly rise to 419,000, most since March

    3 days ago - By Al Jazeera

    Initial jobless claims in regular state programmes were up 51,000 from the prior week, the US Labor Department said.
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